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Per bonam consequentiam: Die status van eksegetiese afleidings

H.F. van Rooy
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 35, No 1 | a544 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v35i1.544 | © 2001 H.F. van Rooy | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 August 2001 | Published: 08 August 2001

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H.F. van Rooy, Skool vir Bybelwetenskappe en Bybeltale, Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir CHO, South Africa

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Abstract

Per bonam consequentiam: The status of exegetical deductions

The importance of Hermeneutics in ecclesiastical discussions must be recognised. In such discussions, people attempt to substantiate their views with arguments from the Bible. The status of such exegetical deductions remains a problem, also in view of the maxim from the Reformation: The preaching of God’s Word is God’s Word. This problem is discussed with reference to the origin of the rule of “good and necessary consequence” and to related articles of the Belgic and Westminster Confessions. The fallibility of human interpretation must be taken into account in all ecclesiastical discussions.

Keywords

The Value Of Exegetical Deductions; Fallibility Of Interpretation; Hermeneutical Principles

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